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George Edgar Merrick 1886-1942
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 44.931 W 080° 15.789
17R E 573899 N 2848077
Quick Description: Located in a small park in downtown Coral Gables.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2014 9:15:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMKJKA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 5

Long Description:
Dreamer, writer, poet, philosopher, lover of the beautiful-he made his dream become a reality in the creation of Coral Gables, city beautiful.
Dade County commissioner from 1914 to 1916, he advocated and promoted good highways and transportation.
He founded the University of Miami and gave land and money to establish it.
He was a founder of the Historical Association of Southern Florida and was its first president. He was a director of Fairchild Tropical Garden and a trustee of Plymouth Congregational Church. He was Miami Postmaster from 1940 until his death.
His dream city of Coral Gables, whose first streets were laid in 1921, is a monument to him.
Marker Number: 0

Date: 1955

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Historical Association of Southern Florida

Website: Not listed

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